Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple's CEO today, and "strongly recommended" to the Apple Board of Directors that Tim become the new CEO.
"“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” starts his letter. "Unfortunately, that day has come.”
You can read his letter here
According to a study from the electronics shopping site, Retrevo.com, 34% of iPhone users thought they already owned a 4G smartphone. 4G phones are still not available, but they are coming, so the confusion may mean that 4G adoption will happen more slowly than planned. After all, why would you get a 4G phone when you think you already own one?
Users who like to jailbreak their devices might find some difficulty with iOS 5. According to a report by Mashable, the iPhone Dev Team was looking through the code for iOS 5 beta 2, and it discovered that Apple is putting measures that will make it harder for users to revert to earlier versions of iOS.
The folks over at the ActionReaction blog have come up with a series of physics questions (courtesy of the Western New York State Physics Teachers’ Alliance) related to the game Angry Birds that can help you master some pretty advanced physics concepts.
According to the New York Times, a Facebook app for the iPad may finally be here is a few weeks. Facebook released an app for the iPhone in July 2008, and so far, only third-party apps have tried to optimize the Facebook interphase on the iPad's larger screen. According to the report, the app has been been in the works for over a year, and the unnamed sources say it is now in the final stages of testing.
MacRumors and 9to5 Mac have both confirmed that Apple will start selling unlocked versions of the iPhone 4 starting on Wednesday, June 15th. Although these rumors surfaced over the weekend, most tech blogs were skeptical since Apple has always frowned upon unlocking (AKA "jail-breaking") their devices to be used with any carrier.
Inc.com just published a list of apps that can help you improve productvity and efficiency. Among them are HoursTracker, Invoice2Go, and LinkedIn.
What apps do you use to help you be more efficient in the workplace? Let us know in the comments section below!
The App Store has hit 500,000 approved apps, but Apple hasn't officially anounced it yet. However, the number of apps you can download is still lower because many are obsolete or have been taken down from the App Store.
I've been playing Ellen DeGeneres's new trivia app for the iPad, Know or Go ($1.99). It's based on the trivia game she plays with contestants on her show where if you get the answer wrong you drop through a hole on the ground. It's hilarious to watch if you haven't seen it (video below). The app is definitely a fun time. Ellen's voice makes funny comments throughout the entire game, and the trivia questions are wide-ranging and varied.
The creator of the video, Victor Petit, was looking for a way to make his resume stand out and get an internship at a communications agency. Says Petit, “I tried to create a CV that would enable me to express myself vocally as soon as they read the paper version. The combination of a sheet of paper and a QR code felt like the best way to reach that goal.” Just in case you're wondering, he got the job.
You can see more of this work through his site: http://www.victorpetit.fr/